# indifference curve

Suppose my preferences are such that I like more of both goods, but only up to a point. After I have 5 units of both goods, that’s as good as it gets, and I’m indifferent if I get more. how do u draw the indifference curves? it seems that any bundle with more than five units of both goods are the same, so any line in that area is useless

• Perhaps the "curve" is not a line, but an area then? Sep 28, 2020 at 5:32

The area from $$(0, 0)$$ to $$(5, 5)$$ would be just like any other two-good indifference curve. Then since the area $$\{(x, y): x \geq 5, y \geq 5\}$$ has the same utility, they're all on the same "indifference curve" (so that's more like an "indifference area").

Not sure what the indifference curves would look like, say, at $$(80, 2)$$ though since you didn't specify if that's better or worse than $$(5, 5)$$.

This is an example of a satiation point or bliss point. Basically you want a particular point and getting further away from this point decreases your utility. The indifference curves look like concentric circles around a specific point, in your case (5,5) is the bliss point.

• I think the bliss point is a different situation, in this question the point (5,5) is indifferent to the point (6,6). as more isn't better in this situation. But in a bliss point case, more is actually worse as u get away from your bliss point, so the point (6,6) would be worse than (5,5) Oct 2, 2020 at 5:07